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can no longer sit back to allow massacres like the one in connecticut to keep taking place. >> i will use all powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> the president says he supports a limit on high capacity clips and more stringent background checks and noted a culture glorifying gun asks violence must be examined and access to mental health care >> connecticut medical skmer wants to research adam lanza's brain to dempl if there are identifiable diseases associated with the violent behaveo, family and friends held funeral services for four students and the principal and steecher. soto died protecting her students. some escaped uninjured. one mourner who knew soto says she's not surprised by the bravery. >> there are good people out there. here being one of the best. and god bless her for being able to do what she did. because i don't know if i would have. >> the students will return to class in january, joined by retired principal donna page, returning to her o
psychologist figuring older kids were likely to learn about the connecticut shooting through social media. she also helped to craft an e mail to go staff and teacher as cross the district. >> look for in students that might, this might have a big impact on wh. to refer them for services. >> in oakland, administrators say they're trying to give out information without drama tiesing it and trying to reassure students they have many people looking out for them. >> so, once again air, shooting massacre rekindling long running debate in this country, being talked about with renewed vigor in sacramento tonight. we're live with both sides of the issue. nannette? >> the brady campaign ranks california as having the strictest concontrol laws in the country. advocates are seizing on the moment, state senator considering reintro dugs a bill. governor brown ordered flags at the california state capitol to be flown at half staff calling the tragedy a heart breaking loss. 23 years ago california had a scoot skool shooting in stockton. fived kids left dead. that spark]af aid move nmt california that resulted
. in connecticut the welcome sign is out for the students of sandy hook elementary. tradesmen donated skills to make needed repairs to what used to be chalk hill middle school. >> electricity, lights, bulbs andsa'rh their electricians and also, i know they're doing, changing locks and bringing furniture, i heard from sandy hook school. >> meantime, miles away, the funerals for the victims killed continued. in the morning there were separate services for two first grade victims first a hearse arrive forward a 6-year-old then, his school mate, another 6-year-old. jess yaik's mother. >> show was telling stories and just how she was a good little girl. she used to smile and stuff. she loved horses. >> just a beautiful kid. that didn't deserve to die. we just hope that something happens, that -- so this tragedy will never happen again. >> they will host manyzk5o funerals this week, today is one family leaving another group of mourners waiting to go into the church for next service. some exchanged hugs and they passed one another. >> i have never been in a situation like this. i'm watching a sea
, connecticut. and ideal village, the town is in shock, nowmed the reality that a disturbed young man took so much. 27 people from one small place. >> i walk up and down and it's just -- your spine just -- get that shiver. >> sadness. and disbelief. reporter: at the entrance to the school, around a sign that says visitors welcome, there stands 27 christmas trees for each victim, dem crated for the -- decorate for the holiday. including stuffed animals for those lost here. >> she left them behind. >> why did you want to do that? >> because i hoped -- >> there were many children among those coming to pay their respects, like their parents, still struggling to grasp what happened here. >> those people what happened. >> down the road, local high school students and recent graduates set up a table collecting donations for the families of the victims. families that many of them know. >> people hand us donations it's the head nod, and you don't speak about it. you just kind of nod back and you understand with that nod. you recognize that you're going through the same thing, and the same pain. >> how
of the blue. >> bells tolled aross the country today in tribute to victims of newtown, connecticut. bells followed a moment of silence at 9:30 eastern time. the gunman, adam lanza began a rampage. 26 people killed, 20 just children. president obama honored a moment of silence after releasing a tweet saying quote, 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults together we'll carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> the national rifle association chose this date to break silence on the connecticut school massacre. the chief expressed condolences to families and then offered his organization's solution to preventing another tragedy like this. and that is to put an armed officer in every school. and he went on to blame gun violence on video games and news media. protestors interrupted him twice before they were hauled away. >> in the bay area, tightening sek -- security in schools is easier said than done. abc 7 news explains the challenges had keeping intruders out. >> most uneasy with the i'd yz of guns at school. >> guns at schools bother me. >> but that is what nra is í
headquarters nick smith abc 7 news. >> grief continues to grip newtown, connecticut. a procession of funerals reminds family, friends and neighbors of the tragedy that 7eá?ok place there a week ago, tomorrow, the services took place in new york. the emotional wake is shared around country. visitors are offering their support. >> there is no reason for a coffin that small, realy. i think that... have you to just come, say goodbye. >> the governor called for a moment of silence tomorrow at 6:30 in the morning our time, one week after the shooting. gf brown is calling fon all californians to join in that moment of silence. and we'll be streaming that special report live for you at abc 7 news.com. >> join us for that. san francisco mayor ed lee is throwing his support behind two measures designed to tighten san francisco's gun laws. the first banning certain types of ann ammunition. the second would require stores to report to police any ammunition sale of 500 rounds or more saying it's not only inspired by the massacre in connecticut but deadly gun violence happening san francisco. >> assault w
of support for everyone in newtown, connecticut. >> and students and staff are mourning loss of one of their senior football players. the 17-year-old shot and killed saturday night. abc 7 news is live for us in concord tonight. >> students tell us there was a moment of silence for montreal blakely. blakely played offense and defense for the football team police say he was shot and killed saturday night in san francisco bay view district. around 10. a friend took him to the hospital where he was pro downsed -- pronounced dead nchl addition to moment of silence, students say many wore black today. they found out about his death yesterday. sleea social media. there is a vigil yil planned friday evening on the football field, parents weary of what feels like unrelentding violence. >> there is no value put only. every day you read about something, hearing about something where taking someone's life seems to be the most immediate, simple way to address a problem. >> it was shocking. very tragic. i heard he was a great guy. i didn't -- i didn't know what to think. >> people have been sayin
holding a gun buy back today to take advantage of the outrage against the connecticut school massacre. event held once a year and usually takes place in the spring but the mayor moved it up, hoping more people will be willing to turn in guns. the mayor urges congress to also take action and soon. >> cities and states but join with the federal government to do everything we can as quickly as we can. to keep our community safe. and to get deadly weapons off the streets. >> the mayor started that buy back about three years ago has been credited with taking weapons off the streets. >> the feds denied california's request to be exgrempt a key education law. state department of education was hoping to win a reprieve from no child left behind. the law punishes schools and districts if not enough students are proficient and n.english and math. 6,000 schools have been labeled as failing. the state argued the schools are being required to send sed aside funding for outside tutoring program autos "los angeles times" publish aid list unlike any other including thousands of confidential files of e
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